PM Lee says this affects the integrity of the WP but by going on the attack, he just made things difficult for himself. The PM now faces a few tricky problems. One; the WP has shrewdly refused to rise to the bait. Mr. Low runs a tight ship at the WP and they had basically ignored the issue outright.
Two; the reason why the WP could ignore the issue is because Singaporeans just do not care. Like my post earlier, most Singaporeans do not care about the issue. Most Singaporeans do not view this as a case of “integrity”, but two political parties squabbling over small matters to score political points.
Basically, this is an issue that has no traction. Most Singaporeans are in disbelief that our PM is wading into an issue over the cleaning of a hawker center. What’s next; he going to question road sweepers over the cleaning of the streets in Hougang? He’s the Prime Minister of Singapore and he’s arguing with the opposition over the cleaning of an eating place?
That’s ridiculous. Its one thing if a relatively minor Cabinet minister of the PAP goes on the attack on things like this, but the PM should not be involved in this. He is the head of the Singapore government and frankly most Singaporeans expect him to be worrying about things more important than who cleans a hawker center.